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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,204Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 649 providers in this state and specialty

695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Nebraska
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 609 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 695 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 695 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$428K

2014

$597K

2015

$808K

2016

Number of Claims

8,132

2014

10,941

2015

13,204

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
OMEPRAZOLE 602

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
FUROSEMIDE 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

4 6
SIMVASTATIN 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
MELOXICAM 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

8 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

9 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

10 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
METFORMIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

O 15 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 9
GABAPENTIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

18 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

20 32
ELIQUIS 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

21 71
PREDNISONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

22 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 41
SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
CLONAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 46
BUPROPION XL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 111
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 74
ALLOPURINOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 26
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

32 29
LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 31
AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

A 34 73
LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 35 76
VALSARTAN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 69
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 37
TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 38 16
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 19
LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 88
CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 30
VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 93
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 45
SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 124
SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
KLOR-CON M20 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 177
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 20
NAMENDA XR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 50 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 40
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 36
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 49
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

54 159
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 54 84
LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 56 99
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 56 61
FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 58 51
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 75
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 60 143
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 60 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 34
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Oct. 25, 2016.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.